Strength-Based Education Advocates

Judy Blakeney

Judy is a passionate educator, motivated to support and encourage learning for all students using a strength-based approach. Her passion stems from being an adoptive parent of two children, each with different learning needs and challenges.

Judy's work with CUE propels her to a special place with her students. She holds strengths and assets that include lifelong learner, design thinking innovator and technology-focused teaching. A Google Innovator. A future schools ambassador. And, the list continues.

Please feel free to contact Judy on Twitter @judyblakeney for a complimentary professional development at your next staff development.

Tricia Hyun, Ed.D.

Tricia teaches middle school English Language Arts 7 in the Fullerton School District where she has taught for 13 years. She started her #StrengthBasedEDU journey in 1998 when she learned about constructivist teaching practices. Throughout the years, she has committed her work with children to embracing the strength-based framework whole-heartedly. In 2016, as an active participant with California Teachers Association's (CTA) Institute for Teaching (IFT) Think Tanks, she worked side-by-side with several strength-based educators in South Orange County. The SOCTT still meets today in hopes that the #StrengthBasedEDU movement continues to grow.

Please feel free to contact Tricia on Twitter @drtriciahyun or on email at